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Senior Camp Retreat at Camp Hollis June 13th

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A fun-filled, one-day retreat is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13 at Camp Hollis. The county is celebrating 31 years of Senior Camp.

Geared especially for residents 50 years and older, this year’s theme is “Through The Years.” With this theme, we will showcase important events and historical people in Oswego County.

Situated along the shores of Lake Ontario, Camp Hollis is located three miles west of Oswego at 40 Health Camp Road. There is a registration fee of $20. Sign-ups are encouraged by May 31 as space is limited. Include your name, address, email address, and phone number. Mail a check payable to Friends of Camp Hollis to: Fran Wadas, 82 Klocks Corners Road, Oswego, NY 13126. For more information on the retreat, call Fran at 315-343-2381 or 315-806-4256.

As in the past, our day will include interesting presentations, including a writing workshop lead by local author Jim Farfaglia, craft project sponsored by Salmon River Art Center, chair exercises led by Cathy Bonoffski, musical entertainment following the hot main meal, bingo, door prizes and of course our famous auction.

Special guest Luciano Iorizzo will discuss his newly released autobiography, “You Are Lucky Luciano.” Dr. Iorizzo lives in Oswego and taught organized crime at the college. His first book was a biography of Al Capone.

Snacks and drinks will be available throughout the day, and a boxed cold plate will be served at supper time.

There will be free time to socialize and explore some of Camp Hollis’ 40 acres and nature trails. Camp Director, Zach Grulich, will also lead a guided walk. Two accessible cabins with cots will be available during the day for those who want to take a break.

The day winds down with a campfire overlooking Lake Ontario with s’mores, singing, and storytelling. (In case of inclement weather, the day will end with popcorn, singing, and stories in the lodge.)

“We hope that you can spend the day with us. You can reconnect with friends and meet new campers as well. We are sure you will experience an exciting and fun day at Camp Hollis,” said Therese Watchus, Senior Camp Coordinator.

Senior Camp relies on the generosity of program presenters, donors, and area businesses including Burger King, Byrne Dairy, Dunkin’ Donuts, McDonald’s, Ontario Orchards, Price Chopper, WalMart, Stewarts’ Shops, Tops Friendly Markets, Oswego Big M, Bosco’s Meats, Domino’s Pizza, Oswego Elks Lodge # 271, GJP Italian Eatery and Oswego County Opportunities Nutritional Services.

For questions or more information, contact Therese Watchus at 315-591-8537.

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